Statement of Faith - must read

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Statement of Faith - must read

Post by Michael_AU » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:58 am statement of faith.

1. God.
There is one God, existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

2. The Bible
The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

3. Jesus Christ
* Jesus Christ is God and the Son of God.
* He came to earth as man, was conceived by the Holy Spirit in his mother Mary who was a virgin.
* We believe in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His shed blood for the remission of sins, in His resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
* Jesus is the only mediator between God and man, no one comes to the father except through Jesus.
* Jesus established the church to carry out His ministry on earth.

4. God the Father.
* Is God just as Jesus and the Holy Spirit is God.
* Is eternal, has no beginning or end, creator of all things. Father of the Son (Jesus Christ).

5. The Holy Spirit
* Is God just as God the Father and Jesus are God.
* Leads people to Christ.

6. Salvation
* Salvation is found only through Jesus Christ and requires individuals to acknowledge their sin, accept His forgiveness and repent.
* Salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential.

7. Sin
* Sin entered the world, and humanity, through Adam and Eve.
* All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.

8. Humanity
* Created by God in his image.
* Created perfect without flaw, placed in the Garden of Eden, commanded not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge, ate of the Tree of Knowledge, recognised they were naked, hid from God, did not take responsibility for their actions, was banished from the Garden of Eden.
* Continued to sin against God.
* Survived the flood through Noah and his family.
* Continued to sin against God.
* Was unable to redeem itself for its sins.

9. The Church
* The Church is the body of Christ made up of followers of Christ and working to bring others to Christ.
* The head of the Church is Christ, no human can claim this position.
* The Church was started by Christ during his ministry on Earth and entrusted to his followers who were given the Holy Spirit to guide them.
* The Church does not follow the teachings of any Human but rather follows the teachings of Christ as the Word of God that are inspired by God.

Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)
Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)
Sola Fide (Faith Alone)
Solus Christus (Christ Alone)
Soli Deo Gloria (To God Alone Be Glory)